On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1919

Historical Events

Sports History

Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company

  • Weimar Republic begins in Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • June Hutton [Cowan], American pop vocalist (The Pied Pipers -"I'll Never Smile Again"; Afterglow), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

1919 Highlights

About August 11, 1919

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo